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Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis


A 45-day-old infant presented with hepatosplenomegaly and fever since 15 days. Hemogram revealed bicytopenia and bone marrow aspirate showed hemophagocytosis. With the history of death of two siblings, the baby was diagnosed with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), likely to be of familial origin.

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Raka, S., Nayar, P., Godbole, R. et al. Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 25, 78–80 (2009).

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  • Bone marrow
  • Cytopenia
  • Ferritin